Crime



Murder at Kirk Merrington

To begin with, this is the story of the brutal deaths of three innocent children. Indeed, the parents discovered the dead children after returning from an evening out. So, let us look back to that terrible event in 1683, the Murder At Kirk Merrington. This article may be distressing, so… Continue reading

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Mary Ann Cotton Serial Killer

Mary Ann Cotton was born on 31st of October 1832 in Low Moorsely (now City of Sunderland), County Durham, UK. She married 4 times and her husbands were; William Mowbray, George Ward, James Robinson and Frederick Cotton. Therefore, her other names were, Mary Ann Robson (birth name), Mary Ann Mowbray,… Continue reading

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Ancient Sunderland Crimes

To begin with, this is a page that explores some ancient Sunderland crimes. Obviously, some of the charges may appear a little strange. But, the times were different then. Indeed, some of the sentences may appear a little harsh too. So, let us take a look at some ancient Sunderland… Continue reading

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Malcolm Fairley AKA The Fox

To begin with, Malcolm Fairley is an extremely evil man guilty of rape. So, this article could be disturbing to some sensitive people. Therefore, only read on should you really need to learn about this despicable Wearsider. Born in 1952, Malcolm Fairley was the youngest of nine children and indeed… Continue reading

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Sunderland Crime News Headlines

Sunderland Crime News Headlines Of course, you can see the Sunderland Crime News Headlines in the grid above. Obviously they come in small type bullet form. However, click on the appropriate link to access the complete article. Wearside Online is our local community website where visitors can also contribute to.… Continue reading

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Hodgkin Street Murder Sunderland

Here we tell the story of the Hodgkin Street Murder of 1889 in Sunderland. This was a brutal killing in the East End area of the town. In this case, the Hodgkin Street Murder still remains unsolved. This is despite the coroner saying that the truth would come out one… Continue reading

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Gosforth Street Decapitation Sunderland

This article tells the story of the Gosforth Street decapitation crime in Roker, Sunderland. Moreover, the victim was only a child, his step-son. So, only read on if you have the stomach for it. Police Station Confession It was just after midnight on Friday 2nd August 1919 and everything was… Continue reading

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